Appointment of Dr. Mylène Drouin as regional director of public health
On 30 April, Dr. Mylène Drouin was appointed regional director of public health at CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. She takes over from Dr. Richard Massé, who had held this position since 2012.
Dr. Drouin is very familiar with Montréal’s regional public health department, having worked there for 10 years. As a community medicine specialist, she has held a number of management position: chief medical specialist in the development of healthy individuals and of healthy and safe environments sector; deputy medical director for programs and partnerships; and head of the clinical prevention services sector.
Over the years, she has gained a rich mix of experience. Under her leadership, large projects—such as Priorité Tabac or engaging intersectoral partners in “Montréal, métropole en santé” —were initiated and carried out. A team player, for her, collaboration is a top priority that must guide efforts to mobilize the public health network and other stakeholders toward improving and protecting the health of Montrealers and reducing social inequalities in health.
Dr. Drouin is a public health specialist. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Université de Sherbrooke as well as a Master’s in public health from Université de Montréal.
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux media release – Les ministres Barrette et Charlebois annoncent la nomination de la docteure Mylène Drouin à titre de directrice de la santé publique pour la région de Montréal (only in french)